Study abroad in Edinburgh

Study options and entry requirements

There are a variety of study opportunities on offer to visiting students at the University of Edinburgh. Learn more about which one is the best option for you!

Study Abroad programme

The Study Abroad programme allows students taking an undergraduate degree elsewhere to spend a year or a semester at the University of Edinburgh.

International Exchange

We have over 200 exchange places for students from partner universities outside Europe.

Erasmus exchange

We have over 400 Erasmus exchange places for students from partner universities across Europe.

Erasmus+ Traineeships

You can spend between 2 and 3 months on an Erasmus+ traineeship, spending time carrying out work experience at the University of Edinburgh.

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility is a funding mechanism which is available to a select group of nominated International Exchange students.

Postgraduate Level Options

There are a number of postgraduate options available for visiting students.

Parliamentary programme

Our Parliamentary programme allows you to study with a Member of Scottish Parliament.

Studying in Edinburgh – what to expect

​​​​​​​Regardless of which programme you wish to study upon, please be aware that the style of teaching at Edinburgh may differ from what you have experienced at your home institution.